Prom is your chance to express your style like never before. There’s the dress, the matching prom nails, the shoes, the hairstyle, and (of course) your prom makeup. Thankfully, there’s no need to break the bank on getting your makeup for prom done professionally, because you can give yourself a stunning look right at home. Not only does DIY prom makeup let you test things out ahead of time, it also gives you full control over your final look, so you know you’ll end up with something you love.
Plus, it can be a lot of fun to experiment with prom makeup looks, especially if your entire squad commits to doing it together. And the best part? You probably already have everything you need sitting in your cabinet.
Here, we’ve gathered tips from makeup artists to help you create a stunning look for prom without having to leave your bathroom (so you’ll have much more time for step-by-step mirror selfies to commemorate the evening). After the tips, we’ll dive into specific prom makeup ideas and give you looks to recreate from smokey eye makeup to natural prom makeup. Consider this your go-to guide for all things prom makeup — we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive in!